From February 1st through February 5th, 32 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and the United States will gather at Arena Vallarta, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México; to compete in the Sexto Gran Premio Internacional Charro (6th International Grand Prize Charro Championship). This year also marks the return of skirmishes, with 10 teams competing.
The centuries-old tradition of Charrería brings together working skills, training and discipline, horsemanship, music and dance, and symbolic reenactment of Mexican values and customs. Like its rodeo cousin in the U.S., Charrería turns cattle farming skills into competitive stunts. Contending teams show off techniques of jumping through the air onto wild mares, riding bucking broncos and bringing down rampaging bulls with lassos.
In addition to hot rodeo action, festivities include the traditional Verbena de Tradiciones Mexicanas, at Los Arcos del Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta, where you’ll enjoy free live music and dance performances, rope flourishing demonstrations and other activities.
For the complete schedule of events, visit The Yucatan Times.
Make plans now to attend the 6th International Charro Championships. With daily competitions and traditional events, this is the perfect way to enjoy the real Mexico and its traditions.
Entrance fees are just 80 pesos a day, and on Saturday and Sunday the ticket price includes musical performances. As a thank you to attendees, your ticket to Sunday’s double final automatically enters you into a raffle for a late model car to be given away during the awards ceremony.
Tickets are on sale now at the Mas Boletos office, located at Montes Urales 101 in Puerto Vallarta’s Colonia Vista Hermosa, or online at Arena Vallarta.
Located in El Colorado, just 20 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Arena Vallarta is handicap accessible ultra-modern facility that boasts seating for 8 thousand spectators, public rest rooms, a 600 car parking lot, a commercial area, and stables for the horses. Click HERE for map.
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